This beautiful beach vacation home has no stairs to contend with, unlike many others on the island. It has a stunning brick courtyard with large outdoor picnic area. We have a fishing dock where you can catch 'the big one'. Then barbecue it on our gas grill! The interior of home is just a breathtaking as the outside. It includes a big Master bedroom, big Living area, Full kitchen, Lanai with large screened sliding windows, and full bathroom. The big Bedroom has a plush California King bed,.This is bigger than a normal King size bed! Pillow top comfort! 1 full Bathroom, Glass door shower. The living room doubles nicely as a bedroom with a PREMIUM LAZY BOY Queen Sleep sofa. This is the most comfortable sofa bed made! Sleeps 4 comfortably. Big screened Lanai is enclosed with sliding glass/screened windows. We even offer an inflatable mattress for that unexpected guest. Entire condo has WiFi. In the Lanai we have a power outlet for lap top, over head fan, oak dining set for 4 and lounge seating for another 2, and is a great place to dine or to just relax! Living area with big 46' plasma TV. Unit is bright and cheery. Top end Tommy Bahama furnishings. Freshly remodeled and ALWAYS MINT, MINT, MINT clean!
Our new ground level condo is better than other beach vacation rentals. Even though we call it a one bedroom, with the Queen sleep sofa it very comfortably sleeps 4. Most other rentals would call this a two bedroom unit. You may not find another spot so close to the beach and bay yet so peaceful and with such ambiance. The serene setting is only steps from bay and beach. Nothing like the sea air and sound of the waves and palms to relax and unwind to. You are almost certain to see Dolphins from our dock! If you like to fish this is fishing heaven! On some days the big fish are so plentiful you can catch fish them with a net! Don't worry, we provide fishing gear.
Every square inch of this vacation home exudes attention to detail. Maybe I'm biased but I think the person who decorates our properties, my wonderful wife, is the best interior decorator around. I think you will agree that the unit is spectacular in every way. You may never find a more serene setting! You may never want to leave.
Here's the first three PERFECT 5 STAR customer reviews for this property:
3 guest reviews
Absolutely Great Vacation Spot!
Left on 08/08/2012 for a stay in August 2012
Thank you again for your lovely vacation home! My boyfriend and I had an amazing time on Anna Maria Island and can definitely see another visit in our future. The condo was extremely cozy, and perfect for two people! We cooked delicious dinners (fresh fish!) and enjoyed the outside patio almost every night. The bikes and fishing equipment made our trip absolutely wonderful -- we rode almost everywhere and the pier had great fishing. Great restaurants around the area as well! The condo was very clean and tidy when we arrived, and we especially loved the fruit trees that surrounded the condo :) We also loved the walk to the beach just steps away and 1 minute walk to the pier... it was nice to stand on the street and see the beach and pier at the same time!
Overall a fantastic stay, and we can't thank you enough! It was a quiet and relaxing week... exactly what we were looking for. I would definitely recommend your condo to others and will keep you in mind if we decide to visit the island in the future.
Thank you again!
Lindsey and Mo
Response from Mark Anthony - 08/08/2012
Thanks for your great 5 STAR review. We do take pride in having this home MINT clean for each arrival and pay attention to every detail. Glad you enjoyed the property, our beach that is just steps away, and the area. We look forward to your return trip!
The Lubin Family
Great Family Fun!
Left on 08/08/2012 for a stay in July 2012
Thank you for the use of your wonderful condo. We really enjoyed our week on Bradenton Beach. There was plenty of things to do for our family of five (three teenagers). Everyone was happy shopping, sightseeing and just relaxing on the many beaches in the area. The condo offered the luxury of feeling like a home instead of a hotel. Being able to do laundry (swimsuit and towels) was an added bonus. We will definately be coming back in the near future.
Wonderful Place to Relax and Enjoy Your Vacation
April 16, 2012
My wife and I have come to Anna Maria Island for several years and this is the nicest place that we have stayed. The unit has been completely refurnished and everything from the appliances to the flat screen TV to the pillow top king size bed are brand new. The unit was spotless when we arrived. Outside the unit is a charming courtyard complete with picnic tables with umbrellas and a gas grill. It is located less than a one minute walk to the beach in one direction and another one minute walk to the bay in the opposite direction. It is located near historic Bridge Street where there is a nice selection of shops and restaurants. The owners are extremely friendly and live on site to take care of any concerns that may arise. It is a great place to stay.
Thanks for the perfect 5 Star review. We are glad that you noticed everything was new and look forward to having you back again. You will be surprised at the additional $10K investment we made to add a new lanai that has a new seating area and dining area. With long sliding glass windows, and new Tommy Bahama blinds, you can enjoy this room even on those few chilly Feb nights and even when it is raining. We have to agree that the location is like no other. Steps to the beach on one side and our dock on the Bay on the other. We also now have new bikes so next time you come you can ride the paved trails that go to Coquina Beach and Coquina Baywalk for the best Beach and Bay side scenery in all of Florida. We also appreciate that you noticed how much we care and are just a 3 properties away if needed. Many properties are handled by either a Property Manager who handles another 100 or so properties or an owner who might be a 1000 miles away. We are nearby and always available to handle any problem, should there ever be one, promptly.
For the health conscious, we have installed a $3000 water filtration system. Unlike other vacation rentals on the island that use public water which is heavily treated with CHLORINE and other chemicals our filtration system filters all this out. So, when you bathe, cook or, drink, know that you have the purest and only chemical free water on the island! Not only is this healthier in every regard but, women will notice that their hair is fuller and skin is softer after washing as their are no chemicals to make the hair limp or to dry out skin!
My wife and I own this property free and clear of bank mortgage. We guarantee the property is NOT for sale. Thus, you have peace of mind knowing it will be there when you arrive and not foreclosed or sold like many now a days. We are retired and spend most of time living nearby. If you have any problem or questions we are always prompt to assist. We make every effort, proactively, to ensure your stay is nothing but pleasurable memories without any hitches. We take pride in our properties. We deal with our guests directly. You will never speak to a machine. All of our properties are tastefully furnished and decorated with no expense spared. You will find all the amenities of home. Just bring your flip flops and get ready for a GREAT vacation. All of our reviews are PERFECT 5
STAR! Listed above.
Disneyworld, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, and much more!
It's just a 15 minute drive to St. Armand's circle. Designer shops and world renowned restaurants just a few examples of what you will experience.
Our property is:
• Near Golf (over 40 local golf courses!)
• Near Beach (steps away)!
• Safe Swimming Beach
• Near Disneyworld - FL 120 Minutes
• Near Busch Gardens 60 Minutes
• Near Boardwalk
• Near Marina
• Near Boat Launch
• Near Shopping
• Near Restaurants
Closest airport is Sarasota airport which is just minutes drive. We almost always fly in to Tampa Airport, for best rates, which is 50 minutes away.
Maid Service Information
Depending on length of your stay, we are happy to provide you with our cleaning crew who will charge you same rate they charge us.
Local Guides/Maps Linens Provided Paper Towels Provided Housekeeping Optional Central Heating Safe Soap/Shampoo Provided Alarm Clock Sofa-bed Central Air Conditioning Towels Provided Ceiling Fans
Phone / Internet
Wireless Internet High Speed Internet Telephone
Microwave Clothes Dryer Stove Washing Machine Oven Gas Grill Refrigerator Freezer Blender Toaster Electric Stove
Stereo System Books DVD Player Board Games High Definition TV Cable TV, Now with flatscreen TV/DVD in bedroom too! Small DVD video collection for your video viewing pleasure!
Patio Outdoor Dining Area Porch Garden
Fishing Equipment Beach Towels Beach Chairs
Bikes available nearby for just $25/wk! Some places charge that per day!
Location, location, location. The 3 most important things to consider in a vacation rental. Tucked back on a VERY peaceful setting. Brick patio courtyard & outdoor covered patio set with umbrella. Nestled under several palms. A stones throw to top 10 white powder & emerald warm gulf water of top rated Bradenton Beach on one side & stones throw in other direction to our private boat/fishing dock on Sarasota Bay. Sit on the dock & enjoy the scenery, watch for dolphins, do some fishing, read a book, etc. Walk to many of the best hot spots just down the road. Best restaurants, Fishing Piers, historic Bridge St. etc. You have a view of the Beach & Bay from our yard. Enjoy our big screened lanai that overlooks the lush natural garden in our courtyard.
This beach home is ground level with no stairs to maneuver! It is also designed also to accommodate handicapped individuals with wide doors. Paradise awaits!
Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria island is just seven miles long and is made up of 3 small cities: Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria at the north. No matter which direction you come, you must cross water
via a bridge. At the southern tip is the most sought after area of Bradenton Beach. You can head north from Sarasota travel on to Longboat Key and cross over a draw bridge on to Bradenton Beach. There are also two other draw bridges from the main land of Bradenton to come onto Anna Maria island. One way is via Manatee Avenue (SR 64 ) & the other is via Cortez Road.
What is there to do?
Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach & Beyond
While Anna Maria Island is known for laid back living & relaxation, should you wish to participate in the local scene there's an abundance of activities. If you enjoy biking, Bradenton Beach has a designated bike trail along Gulf Drive. Old Bridge Street has Putt Putt Golf & while you play, there is a misting system so you can stay cool. At the end of Old Bridge Street is a pier for your fishing pleasure as well as a restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants on Old Bridge St making it possible to satisfy every appetite.
Whether it's pizza or French crepes to fish tacos, you can find a meal to satisfy. There are also shops and the US Post office is located here so you can mail post cards to your friends back home.
Naturally you can swim in the crystal clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkeling is also fun or surfboarding, parasailing or kayaking. Several local business will rent you all the necessary equipment. Naturally there are golfing & tennis too.
There's really a wide range of things to do here, if you want to have an action packed time you will find plenty. Of course you can always stroll along the white powder shore collecting shells & then watch an incredible sunset with your favorite beverage. Kids of all ages would enjoy a visit to Bradenton to see Snooty the manatee. The area of Manatee/Sarasota counties also has great off shore fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, tennis, shopping, museums, & art galleries to explore.
Be sure to observe all the turtle watch rules as the Ridley turtles are building nests from early May and baby turtles are hatching on our beaches. You might even go on a turtle watch tour with our local turtle lady. Look in the paper for her schedule.
The entire island of Anna Maria has many reasonably priced award winning restaurants.The Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant has not only delicious food as in breakfast, lunch, & dinner, but the owner is a triple time National Pie contest winner. Be sure & stop by.
Of course, check out the local newspaper for the latest events about the island. The SUN is just one. It's free & had lots of information you can use on current happenings.
Holmes Beach is famous for the Beach Cafe, Skinny's a small local hamburger, hotdog storefront plus along Gulf Drive you will locate the island grocery store, Publix & several island strip centers with your last minute beach items such as snacks, lotions, toys & beach towels.
OFF THE ISLAND:
Mote Science Lab is just a short drive off the island & on to Longboat Key just a few miles to the south. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to this 'hands on' science stop. This is where many of the rescued injured animals, occasional birds, turtles, etc are taken to recuperate & then are returned to nature.
G WIZ is located in Sarasota near the VanWizzel a block off of Tamiami. This is a state of the art Science hands on museum. Well worth the visit. Check it out on line to see what they are featuring. Call for cost.
Disney World, Epcot Center, the Everglades, visit close by Sarasota (the cultural center of Florida) with the Ringling Museum, Saint Armand's, & much more!
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Jun 22 2014 - Aug 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
Aug 24 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2014 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.